Russian president signs a law forcing IT firms to open offices in Russia.Moscow, Russia:
President Vladimir Putin has signed a law obliging foreign IT firms to open offices on Russian territory, a document published by the government on Thursday showed, the latest move by Moscow to exert greater control over Big Tech.
Russia is keen to strengthen control of the internet and reduce its dependence on foreign companies and countries.
Moscow has fined IT firms for failing to delete content it says is illegal, slowing down the speed of Twitter as punishment, and on Wednesday opened a new case against Google for breaching personal data legislation.
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